A young boy had just gotten his driver’s permit and asked his father, an evangelist, if they could discuss his use of the car.
The father took him into his study and said to the boy,
“I’ll make a deal with you, son. You bring your grades up from a C to a B, study your Bible a little, get your hair cut, then we’ll talk about the car.”
Well, the boy thought about that for a moment, and decided that he’d settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks, the boy came back and again asked his father about using the car.
Again, they went to the study, where his father said,
“Son, I’ve been real proud of you. You’ve brought your grades up, and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, and participating a lot more in the Bible study class on Sunday morning. But, I’m real disappointed, since you haven’t gotten your hair cut.”
The young man paused a moment, and then said,
“You know, dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair and there’s even a strong argument that Jesus had long hair.” [The latter is probably not true]
His father replied,
“You’re right, son. Did you also notice that they all walked everywhere they went?”
Author Unknown - Please comment if you know the author so credit can be given